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Open letter to Alberta Environment and Parks: Thank you for your letter of Feb. 28. Your staff did not make an effort to contact me when construction started on the Toxic Park, at the former Osmose site in Faust. I…

Joe McWilliams It’s not every day you get invited to meet with the two biggest wheels in a major political party. But when you’re in the news business, these things can roll like that. If you stick around long enough,…

Jeff Burgar Sure! Show us the money! Now! We’re all in favour of our government sending us money. In fact, if any government, federal, provincial or even local, wants to make the so-called Guaranteed Income an election promise, heck, we…

Canadian dairy farmers woke up Oct. 1 to realize their worst nightmare had become a crushing reality. Despite multiple assurance to the contrary, the Justin Trudeau Liberal government sacrificed them once again at the altar of flawed trade negotiations. Faced…
Letter – Doctor ‘humbled’ by tribute

I am humbled by the reception that was put on for me. I was even more delighted as was Vivian. It was truly a wonderful evening, immensely well-organized and went very smoothly. So I want to thank the organizers, mostly…

Jeff Burgar This is Year Four of the annual Small Business Awards in High Prairie. At least, it said on last year’s posters that 2017 was the 3rd annual event for the High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce. So…
There is hope on the horizon

Regular readers of this column know full well I have lobbied for renal dialysis service in High Prairie for about three years on these pages. Others may call it belly-aching, whining, sniveling. No matter. The need is there and it…

Jeff Burgar After a few months working at the old High Prairie Regional Health Complex, a former South Peace News staffer once again visited the News office. He was full of admiration for the wonderful folks at the hospital. Along…
What the heck just happened?

I have been involved with the North Peace Hockey League for almost 30 years. What happened Sept. 26 at the annual fall meeting in Fairview left me shaking my head. To put it bluntly, it just a whole lot tougher…

Jeff Burgar Mark Zuckerberg, boss of Facebook, connives. He schemes. His entire company is a engine of psychotic destruction, wrecking weak minds. Sitting before an investigation in Washington, he lied through his teeth after admitting Facebook was broken. Yes indeed,…

Jeff Burgar “High Prairie needs a bigger Light-Up!” Well, that wasn’t exactly what High Prairie Community Beautification Association chair Chris Clegg said at the High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Sept. 20. But, it is sort of the…
This time the job will get done!

Many, many times people tell me the first thing they read each week in South Peace News is Tot Talk! Clegg’s Corner? Bah! Sports? Bah! Politics? Bah! The fact is people are drawn to the wisdom and humour the Grade…

Jeff Burgar Politicians talk good stories about making sure youth have many legal and healthy fun activities. Sports like swimming and hockey get the elephant share of taxpayer’s money needed to keep doors open. Even professional billion dollar sports teams…